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I Am a Tiger

A hilarious and original story about a little mouse with big ideas!

The bold little mouse declares "I am a tiger" and manages to convince a raccoon, a fox, a snake and a bird not only that this is true, but that they are not what they think they are. When a real tiger turns up, can the persuasive and fearless little rodent manage to persuade the tiger that he is a mouse?

Illustrated by award-winning Ross Collins.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books on 16th May 2019 - click here for the publishing page.

I Am a Tiger is available in all good book shops! It can also be ordered online: Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles, Hive.


NEWS! I Am a Tiger has been long-listed for the North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award 2019!


‘With vibrant artwork by award-winning illustrator Ross Collins, and delightful characters created by rising star Karl Newson, I am a Tiger is a story that will amuse and entertain everyone, from the smallest mouse to the biggest tiger.’


“The most kick-ass mouse since the Gruffalo!” Philip Ardagh, Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author

“Newson's fearless tone and Collins' humorous illustrations are a winning combination. This is one terrific book.” Kirkus

“An absolute joy of a book” Book Lover Jo

“The most successful story time read ever!!” Book Monsters

“a laugh out-loud tale” i Newspaper

“He’s a tiger but he’s not actually a tiger! Funny.” Oscar (aged 5)

Guaranteed giggles galore in Karl Newson and Ross Collin’s superb piece of picture book theatre” Red Reading Hub

“I love the funny mouse” Felix (aged 3)

Hahaha let’s read it again!” Zoë (aged 5)

“a miles of smiles and cheese-filled cracker with an irrepressible sense of fun and playful exuberance that will appeal to readers young and old” Lancashire Post

“A very enjoyable tale with lively, character illustrations and a very cheeky, exuberant mouse” Peter’s Books

“a loving, funny, laugh out loud story, with wonderful illustrations” Gwen Grant, Armadillo Magazine

“a MASSIVE hit with the under 5s art group today - I think it's the most popular book I've EVER read there! Hilarious and highly recommended!” Jane Porter, children’s book author

“Karl Newson and Ross Collins capture imaginative play perfectly.” Julia Eccleshare M.B.E, LoveReading4Kids

“What a treat!” MyBookCorner



I Am a Tiger publishes in the U.S. on July 30th 2019 with Scholastic. Click here to go to the U.S. publishing page!

“Mouse’s overpowering self-confidence drives the humor behind this readaloud.” The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

‘With hilarious text by Karl Newson and bright and vivid illustrations from Ross Collins, this uproariously funny, read-aloud picture book encourages children to use their imaginations and be who they want to be! Doesn't everyone want to be a tiger?’